August 27 2014

asapscience:

Density experiment. Salt water has a higher density than fresh water, causing the egg to float in it! 

August 26 2014
Summer Reading ends this Friday (8/29)! Make sure you get your reading logs, BINGO & passports turned in!

Summer Reading ends this Friday (8/29)! Make sure you get your reading logs, BINGO & passports turned in!

August 21 2014

thekidshouldseethis:

From the team at Kurzgesagt, let’s explore what we know about The Beginning of Everything — The Big Bang:

Has the universe a beginning or was it here since forever? Well, evidence suggests that there was indeed a starting point to this universe we are part of right now. But how can this be? How can something come from nothing? And what about time? We don’t have all the answers yet so let’s talk about what we know. 

Previously on this site: Take a trip through The Solar System — our home in space, plus more about The Big Bang, including Carl Sagan’s cosmic calendar and the last five minutes of How the Universe Works: Extreme Stars.

Thanks, Philipp.

Explore the Big Bang with this great animated short!

August 20 2014

Last week, incoming kindergarteners & their parents were invited to engage in fun, hands-on, open-ended kindergarten preparedness activities at Westwood library. Parents and new kindergarteners had so much fun listening to Kindergarten themed stories, playing literacy games, and meeting other new kindergarteners!

Thanks to Westwood’s Early Childhood Council for co-sponsoring the event.

August 18 2014

thekidshouldseethis:

"From the wooden horse to the modern racer," this is the Evolution of the Bicycle by Visual Artwork. Music: Flying Home by The Benny Goodman Sextet.

There are quite a few amazing and unusual bicycle videos in the archives, including Bicycle Sounds, a 1962 Bicycle Airplane, and a robot riding a bicycle. Bonus: engineering.

via @ri_science.

Well isn’t this just the coolest animation about the evolution of the bicycle! Love it!
-Hannah

August 16 2014
Here is Karen on her #librarianvacation in Maine! What a beautiful weekend!

Here is Karen on her #librarianvacation in Maine! What a beautiful weekend!

August 16 2014

thekidshouldseethis:

How does one of nature’s best ecosystem engineers go about revitalizing the landscapes around them? From PBS Nature, this is how North American beavers build dams.

Related reading at Pawnation: Importance of Beavers in an Ecosystem. Their benefits include creating wetlands, pooling nutrient-rich sediment, filtering water, cutting down trees, and increasing biodiversity.

In the archives: a young moose and beaver live side by side.

I think beavers are just hysterical and I just think their industriousness is so adorable! Check out how they put the E in STEM by engineering their dams!

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